A question we are often asked is what cosmetic treatments will give the ‘most bang for the buck' in terms of how they will change your life for the better. If you want to tackle wrinkles or signs of ageing on your face then here are 2 suggestions that are affordable and will make a noticeable difference to how you look.
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Deep Chemical Peel
This is like having a facial that lasts forever. Instead of going back to the spa every couple of weeks for a facial why not treat yourself to a deep chemical peel where the results lasts for months. Peels are cosmetic treatments that have been used by celebrities and movie stars for years. But not all peel are created equal.
Chemical peels come in different strengths and different price brackets. The deeper the peel the longer-lasting the result. It also means additional down time due to increased skin sensitivity, redness, inflammation, skin peeling and healing. A higher risk of complications can also arise with deeper peels. Superficial chemical peels are a suitable choice for individuals who have never had a professional chemical peel service, or people looking for mild correction and skin care maintenance.
But keep in mind, they are just that… superficial. Even a series of 3-6 superficial peels spaced 3-4 weeks apart is not going to remove deep lines, wrinkles and excess pigment abnormalities. You need the stronger sorts of cosmetic treatments to achieve deep changes.
In conclusion, the deeper the peel, the greater the results and skin rejuvenation. Also the higher the cost of course.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Do you have wrinkles or dark spots you want to quickly remove? Laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective treatment that can drastically improve your appearance. It uses a wavelength of light to eliminate dead skin and encourage healthy skin growth. You would need to budget around $1000 to get this done at a top clinic but many clinics around the world offer cheaper deals. So what should you expect with this procedure?
Laser resurfacing is done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. It's an outpatient procedure, meaning you'll not have to stay overnight. It is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments you can do as a day patient.
The doctor may treat wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, or forehead individually or treat your entire face. For small areas, the doctor will numb the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic and may also sedate you. You may require general anesthesia if your whole face is being treated.
Treating just parts of the face takes about 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours.
Following the laser procedure, the doctor will bandage the treated areas. After 24 hours, you will need to clean the treated areas four to five times a day and then apply an ointment such as petroleum jelly to prevent scabs from forming.
Sometimes all you need is one of the low-risk high value cosmetic treatments rather than a full-scale facelift to transform your self-esteem and knock years of your face. Whilst spa treatments and makeup artists can help you on a temporary basis it is worth considering the advantages of paying a bit more for cosmetic treatments that get the sort of results that will smile at you in mirror every morning and add to your seductive appeal in the candlelight.
Other ideas on alternatives to cosmetic surgery can be found in this article on our site.